Leadership & Advisory Boards

WENDY SLUSSER

ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR
UCLA

Dr. Wendy Slusser is Associate Vice Provost of the Healthy Campus Initiative at UCLA, HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Public Health, Co-Founder and Medical Director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program, and directs the Venice Family Clinic Pediatric Health and Wellness program. She graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University, received her Medical and Masters Degree in Nutrition from Columbia University. She joined the UCLA faculty in 1996 and since then has been a leader in community, school, clinic, and family based programs related to health promotion, and infant and child nutrition, and physical fitness.

She is Principal Investigator on the Fit for LA Project that is focused on building the capacity of school doctors, nurse practitioners and pediatric residents in the prevention and management of pediatric obesity to improve health outcomes and school performance; and the Prevention of Childhood Overweight through Parent Training Intervention Project focused on low-income preschool children and their parents.

She was selected to be a member of the IOM committee: Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children and is the 2010 recipient of the AJHP Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. Award.